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How to make a Blender render queue on a PC without any third party software.


Genode writes:

Command line rendering is something you can do in all 3D software. You copy the path of your render software plus a bunch of commands and the file name in a shell or command window and hit “Return”

But that just renders one file. What if you have 10 to do for the following morning? Surely there’s a way to make it so you don’t have to stay up and keep putting in lines of text?

There sure is! And here’s where you learn how. You are going to learn how to make a path to your render software as an easily called Environment Variable which you can run anywhere as well as some simple commands for start frame, end frame, folder and output as well as file format.

Then you write a simple script, or batch file, in a text editor – I use Sublime text here but Notepad++ is also really good – which you save as a bat file to an easily accessible place and run it from there in a powerShell.

It’s so simple you’ll wonder why you never did it before.

Here’s the location of a few things you’ll need:

Take care.


About the Author

Gary Noden

I am a Senior Creative over at Space Digital in the North West of England. I've been creating CG stuff for the TV and Corporate World for (mumble-mumble) years now and have been lucky to work on some amazing projects. I discovered Blender about 9 years ago, opened it and, like so many other, immediately shut it down, but several years ago I needed to so something simple and cost effective (ie. free) and Blender was the only way. I have never looked back and use it now all the time alongside Maya every working day. I also have a YouTube channel called GENVFX where I teach people how to use every modifier one by one and as deeply as I can as well as the occasional tutorial.

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